Top Fantastic Recipes for Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are a budget lifesaver for busy families. However certain people, and I’m looking straight into the mirror on this one, don’t care for dark meat.

What do you do when you have white meat tastes and a dark meat budget? That’s easy. You find recipes that dial the flavor up. Way up…

Caramelized Garlic Chicken Thigh1. Caramelized Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Chili Honey Chicken Thigh Recipe2. Easy Chili Honey Chicken Thigh Recipe

The next one is written for chicken pieces, but it’s a simple swap to use only chicken thighs.

Simple Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs3. Chicken Thighs Marinated in Balsamic and Roasted – Alternatively try this Peach and Basil Chicken Recipe for a fruit-wine flavor!

Fried Chicken Thighs4. Fried Chicken Thighs Marinated in Homemade Italian Dressing (this has a bonus recipe for Italian Dressing)

Chicken Thigh Recipe

Photo Credit: MooshinIndy

5. Boneless Chicken Thighs with Shallots and Garlic

Garlic and Soy Chicken Thighs

6. Garlic and Soy Chicken Thighs

Oven Fried Chicken Thigh Recipe

7. Oven Fried Chicken Thigh Recipe
Grilled Pineapple Chicken Thigh Recipe 8. In case you’re worried, any recipe for chicken leg quarters can be used for chicken thighs. Such as this recipe for grilled pineapple chicken thighs.

Tequila Lime Chicken Thighs
Photo Credit: Rachel Matthews

9. Tequila Lime Chicken Thighs

I may have saved the best for last

Stuffed Chicken Thighs
Photo Credit: What Geeks Eat

10. Stuffed Chicken Thighs

What if you’re too cheap to buy boneless chicken thighs? Well, I have a tutorial for how to remove a chicken thigh bone handy. You expected less?

Do you know what would make this list even better? If you added your favorite recipe for chicken thighs. Feel free to link in the comments.

What do you think?



  1. 3

    Oh, what timing. Chicken thighs are on sale at 78cents a pound. I’m ready to stock up.

  2. 4

    I’m a total chicken snob, too, and try to only buy boneless, skinless breasts. However, when I do buy thighs, I find that they’re wonderful in chicken noodle soup!

  3. 5
    Avatar Audra-Cup of Daisies says

    Thanks for all the ideas! I am such a chicken snob… boneless skinless breasts please; but man the thighs are much more budget friendly. And tend to go on sale/special more often. I especially love the oven fried thighs! Might even try them out tonight!!